Queensland awards now open to honour champions of waterway health

Tuesday 22 March 2011

eWater is sponsoring the annual Healthy Waterways Awards, which are now open for entries.

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The awards recognise and reward the hard work that individuals, community groups and organisations undertake to protect and restore the health of waterways in South East Queensland. The 2011 Awards are open to projects that produced results from January to December 2010.

There are nine Award categories open for entry. eWater is sponsoring the Water Sensitive Urban Design Award for projects that implement best practice water sensitive urban design. 

Entry into the Awards is easy - simply download the entry form from the Healthy Waterways website www.healthywaterways.org. Complete and submit the form with supporting documents by 5pm Wednesday 27 April 2011.

The Awards are proudly hosted by Healthy Waterways, a non-for-profit organisation working collaboratively with government, industry, researchers and the community to protect and improve waterway health in South East Queensland.

CEO of Healthy Waterways, Dr Peter Schneider, said the impact of recent flooding on waterway health, and the restoration work ahead, highlights the importance of encouraging people to engage in waterway health projects.

“Waterway health is an extremely topical issue at the moment due to the recent floods. We want to recognise those people undertaking the important work of protecting our waterways,” Dr Schneider said.

“I encourage entries from anyone engaged in waterway health initiatives, no matter what size the project,” he said.

There is $23,500 in prize money to be won, with the individual category winners receiving $1,500 and an Awards trophy. The most innovative category winner will be awarded the Minister’s Grand Prize worth an additional $10,000.

eWater - Water Sensitive Urban Design Award

Open to multi-disciplinary teams, including engineers, landscape architects, urban designers, ecologists, planners or land developers for projects that implement best practice water sensitive urban design.

For other award categories, download the Healthy Waterways Awards Brochure.

2011 Healthy Waterways Award